2017 Volkswagen Golf R vs 2017 Volkswagen Golf R with DCC and Navigation

You’ve done the research, gone over the specs more times than you’d care to consider, and found yourself settled on the VW Golf R. The question is no longer which model is right for you, but which of the two trims you want to drive off in. It’s not a small decision to compared the 2017 Volkswagen Golf R vs 2017 Volkswagen Golf R with DCC and Navigation, and the higher trim has quite a lot to offer. So how do you decide?

When it comes to your basic specs, you’ll naturally find the 292-horsepower 2.0-liter turbo four is standard, and both trims have the choice between a six-speed manual or the six-speed dual-clutch DSG automatic transmission. This isn’t to say that performance features are exactly the same, as the dynamic chassis control system goes a long way toward customizing the way your ride feels. With a price difference of more than $3,000 separating the trims, do you really need the extra features?

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Golf R vs Golf R w/ DCC & Navigation
18” Cadiz Aluminum-Alloy Wheels 19” Pretoria Aluminum Alloy
No Driver Assistance Features Yes
No Dynamic Chassis Control Yes
Apps work with App-Connect Navigation Built-in

Which 2017 VW Golf R Trim is right for you?

As you can see from the chart, there are actually a number of differences between the trims in addition to the dynamic chassis control system and the on-board navigation. Both models have the App-Connect system, but for some shoppers the fact that you can use the system to access your regular navigation app from your phone may make the necessity for navigation less important.

All that said, the main differences still come down to features. The standard trim comes with App-Connect, a 6.5-inch touchscreen system, keyless access with push-button start, Bi-Xenon headlights, dual-zone climate control, keyless access with push-button start, interior ambient lighting and standard leather seating.

The Golf R with DCC/Navigation not only adds the obvious systems, but also includes larger wheels, the Fender Premium Audio system, blind spot monitor, forward collision warning, autonomous emergency braking, lane departure warning, park distance control, high beam control and adaptive cruise control.

Is it worth the upgrade to the higher trim? Many enthusiasts feel it’s worth it for the DCC alone, but whether you’ll feel the same largely depends on how you feel behind the wheel. Stop by New Century Volkswagen to learn more about your 2017 Volkswagen Golf R options.

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